§ Mr. Haynes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress is being made on the tripartite talks concerning future pay levels and awards for midwives; and if he will make a statement.128W
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Fife, Central (Mr. Hamilton) on 11 May 1982.—[Vol. 23, c. 226]. The tripartite talks are concerned with developing new permanent arrangements for all staff whose pay is negotiated by the nurses and midwives Whitley council. This includes midwives.